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					                                           June 16
                                             2008
                                          6:30 P.M.

A regular meeting of the City Council of International Falls, Minnesota, was held in the Council
Chambers of the Municipal Building on the 16th day of June 2008 at the hour of 6:30 P.M.

MEMBERS PRESENT:             Councilors Eklund, McBride, and Rognerud, Mayor Mason

MEMBERS ABSENT:              none

APPROVED MINUTES OF                  Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve minutes of the
JUNE 2 , 2008 REGULAR                regular city council meeting of June 2, 2008. Motion
CITY COUNCIL MEETING                 seconded by Councilor Rognerud and carried
                                     unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER                    Motion by Councilor McBride to approve transfer from
FROM FUND 601 TO FUND                Water and Sewer fund 601 for administrative costs to
101 FOR ADMINISTATIVE                General fund 101 in the amount of $26,833.00. Motion
COSTS - $26,833.00                   seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER                    Motion by Councilor Rognerud to approve transfer from
FROM FUND 601 TO FUND                Water and Sewer fund 601 for sewer permanent
401 FOR SEWER                        improvements to Permanent Improvement fund 401 in the
PERMANENT                            amount of $10,000.00. Motion seconded by Councilor
IMPROVEMENTS - $10,000.00            Eklund and carried unanimously.

APPROVED TRANSFER                    Motion by Councilor McBride to approve transfer from
FROM FUND 601 TO FUND                Water and Sewer fund 601 for employee PERA payments
803 FOR EMPLOYEE PERA                to PERA fund 803 in the amount of $7,228.00. Motion
PAYM ENTS - $7,228.00                seconded by Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

APPROVED PAYM ENT OF                 Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve payment of the
CLAIMS AS PRESENTED                  following claims from various funds of the city.

                                           CLAIMS
                                                                                          29306-
Library Board                                                                12,486.34     29330
Airport Commission                                                              466.60     29331
408-Praxair Distribution Inc        Oxygen                                      287.72     29214
Ambulance Claims Processing         Ambulance Calls Billed/Travel             1,094.24     29215
American Water Works Assoc          Office Supplies-Eng                          42.70     29216
AmeriPride Linen & Apparel Ser      Cleaning Service                            999.12     29217
Ameritas                                                                                   29218
Ameritas                            Dental Insurance                          2,589.56     29219
Battalion Distributing              Supplies - Street Dept                      485.53     29220
Bemidji Welders Supply Inc          10 Yr Cylinder Lease                        127.80     29221
Ben Franklin Crafts                 Family Day                                   34.28     29222
Bowman Construction Co              Supplies - Street Dept                    6,634.95     29223
BW Distributing                     Cleaning Supplies-Garage                    141.62     29224
Carlson Auto Repair                 Eng/St/Water/ Elec/Unit 6 Repairs         2,987.85     29225
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 101        Water Adm Expenses                       26,833.00     29226
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 401        Pi Projects Transfer                     10,000.00     29227
City of Int'l Falls-Fund 803        Water PERA Transfer                       7,228.00     29228
Corrin's Plumbing & Heating         Labor-City Hall/City Beach                  199.97     29229
Crandall's Septic Pumping           Monthly Bill                                 90.00     29230
Daily Journal                       Legal Ads                                 2,031.63     29231
dsgw Architects                     Nat'l Park Hdqtrs                         6,813.24     29232
Dustcoating Inc                     Dust Control                              3,865.80     29233
E-Gads Inc                          Bldg Official Services                    6,428.65     29234
Falls Fire and Safety Equip         Ext Replaced - Library                      201.00     29235
Falls High Alumni Association       Wednesday in the Park                     1,000.00     29236
Falls Lumber Co Inc                                                                        29237
Falls Lumber Co Inc                 Supplies-St/Storm Sewer/Fire/Gar            734.91     29238
Forestland Sales & Service          Gas-Street/Water & Tire Repair              703.02     29239
Friend's Garbage Service            Monthly Garbage Service                     651.69     29240
Gopher State One-Call Inc           Monthly Bill                                168.00     29241
Graybar Electric                 Street Light Repairs                     867.31   29242
Hawkins Inc                      Chemicals                              3,238.64   29243
Image Trend Inc                  Training                                 600.00   29244
July 4th Commission              Moose Lodge Gambling Funds               100.00   29245
K & K Meyers Inc                 Supplies - Fire Hall/Bldg & Grds         409.33   29246
KGHS/KSDM                        City Beach Cleanup Ads                   300.00   29247
K-Mart #9689                     Supplies-Admin/Pound/Street/Amb          193.43   29248
Koerter's Amoco                  Gas-Street/Water                         679.33   29249
Kooch County Auditor/Treasurer   Quarterly Bill-LEC                    18,750.00   29250
Lab Safety Supply Inc            Supplies-Fire Dept                       134.26   29251
Lakes Gas Co #23                 20# Cylinder-Street Dept                  18.75   29252
Lawson Products Inc              Batteries                                621.07   29253
MacQueen Equipment Inc           Parts-Street Dept                        407.06   29254
Marco                            Monthly Bill                             104.00   29255
MedicareBlue Rx                  Health Insurance Premiums              1,909.50   29256
Menards International Falls                                                        29257
Menards International Falls      Street/Water/Bldg & Grounds              455.10   29258
Mesabi Bituminous                Cold Mix                                 824.63   29259
Mesabi Range Eveleth Campus      CPR Cards                                600.00   29260
Minnesota Energy Resources Cor Utilities                                8,281.21   29261
Minnesota Industries             Supplies-Water/Street Dept               175.77   29262
Minnesota Power                  Utilities                             10,861.18   29263
Minnesota Safety Council         Membership Dues                          350.00   29264
MN Chiefs of Police Assoc        Supplies                                  98.25   29265
MN Dept of Health                State Test Fee                         4,472.00   29266
MN Dept of Revenue               Sales and Use Tax                      2,261.00   29267
MN DNR Waters                    Annual Water Appropriation             1,624.00   29268
N Kooch Area Sanitary District   Effluent Treatment                   106,327.73   29269
NAPA Falls Supply                Parts & Supplies- St/Water/Grds/Fire     357.51   29270
Neenah Foundry Co                Sanitary Sewer Matls                   8,235.88   29271
North Star Publishing            Supplies-Police/Engineering              775.89   29272
Northeast Service Cooperative    Health Insurance Premiums             18,115.50   29273
Northern Auto Parts              Street/Water                             323.68   29274
Northern Business Services       Supplies - Admin/Bldg Off                241.19   29275
Northern Lumber Yard Inc         Supplies-St/Elec/Pound/Fire/Bldg         459.57   29276
Outdoorsman's Headquarters       Ammo                                      12.76   29277
Pelland Welding, Inc.            Supplies-Street Dept                     106.39   29278
Physio-Control Inc               Ambulance Supplies                       750.47   29279
Pitney Bowes Reserve Acct        Postage                                1,000.00   29280
Rainy Lake Oil                   Oil-Street Garage                        477.40   29281
Randy's Discount Auto Center     Bldg&Grds/Admin/Police/Street/Fire     3,040.83   29282
Recycle Technologies Inc         Industrial Waste Disposal                358.00   29283
Richard Johnson                  Police Benefit                           150.00   29284
Rod Otterness                    Travel Expense                            20.00   29285
Ronald Rogers                    Police Benefit                           150.00   29286
Rural Cellular Corp              Squad Car Cell Phones                    366.92   29287
Sharon Anderson                  Clothing Allowance                        45.00   29288
Shawn Mason                      Medical Reimbursement                     69.57   29289
Sherwin-Williams Bemidji Store   Paint - Street Lighting                  531.90   29290
Sjoblom's Nursery & Landscape    Flowers - City Planters                  882.14   29291
South Central College            Training - Water Plant                   350.00   29292
Stock Tire Company               Unit 15 - Tire                           468.06   29293
Streiff's Floral                 Tashuk Funeral                            58.58   29294
Super One                        Council Mtg Supplies/Bldgs&Grds           28.75   29295
Tee's Plus                       DARE Supplies                            712.35   29296
The Computer Fix                 Repairs-Admin                             60.00   29297
Tim McBride                      Medical Reimbursement                    536.35   29298
United States Postal Service     PO Box Fee-Engineering                   106.00   29299
West Payment Center              Monthly Bill                             427.88   29300
Wherley Motor Sales              02 Ford Ambulance Repair                  45.95   29301
White's Rental Service Inc       Equipment Rentals                         69.23   29302
Widseth Smith Nolting            MSA/BitPaving/Watermain/BldgGrd       23,405.28   29303
Xerox Corporation                Maint. Agreements/Supplies               329.77   29304
Zep Sales & Service              Cleaning Supplies                        228.04   29305
Motion seconded by Councilor Rognerud and carried unanimously.
The following checks were issued under blanket authorization:
MN Benefits Association            MBA                                          87.95    87964
MN NCPERS Life Insurance           PERA Life Ins                               208.00    87965
IAMAW District W3                  Union Dues                                  916.05    87966
Intl Union of Oper Engineers       Union Dues                                  660.00    87967
Tom Lynch, Sec/Treas               C.O.P.S.                                     91.00    87968
Intl Falls Ambulance Service       Dues                                        112.00    87969
I.U.O.E. Local 49                  Health Reimbursement                       1100.00    87970
I.U.O.E. Central Pension Fund      Retirement                                1,497.60    87971
United Way of NE Minnesota Inc Contribution                                     10.00    87972
AFLAC                              Suppl Ins                                   279.62    87973
TruStar Federal Credit Union       Savings                                   1,017.00    87974
Border States Bank                 Savings                                     695.00    87975
MN Department of Revenue           State Withholding                         5,949.57    87976
Bremer Bank NA                     Fed Withholding                        29,413.34 0    87977
Wells Fargo Bank                   Bonds                                       600.00    87978
Bremer Bank                        Savings                                     250.00    87979
MN Child Support Pmt Center        Wage Assignment                             826.93    87980
PERA                               Retirement                               19,394.69    87981
Orchard Trust Co Trustee/Custo     Deferred Comp                             7,011.00    87982

HEARD REPORT ON EFFORT Allen Kruse, Koochiching County Veterans Service
TO SECURE VETERANS     Officer reported that he is asking support for his office to
OUTPATIENT CLINIC      bring community-based outpatient clinic services to the
                       area. He stated that he is working with existing medical
                       providers to obtain accreditation of their facilities. He
                       noted that, especially with gas prices, services need to be
                       closer. Mayor Mason stated that the city would like to
                       support the effort and be informed as to how we can help.

APPROVED SECOND                     Motion by Councilor Eklund to adopt second reading of
READING OF ORDINANCE                Ordinance #941 authorizing purchase of boom truck from
PURCHASING BOOM                     Dueco, Inc. in accordance with approved specifications
TRUCK.                              and submitted proposal. Motion seconded by Councilor
                                    McBride and carried unanimously.

APPROVED CONSENT                    Motion by Councilor Rognerud to approve the consent
AGENDA                              agenda as follows:
                                        Approve/allow necessary expenses for mayor,
                                           councilors, and/or city administrator to attend the
                                           2008 CGMC Summer Conference July 30 –
                                           August 1, 2008 in Mankato, MN
                                        Approve/allow necessary expenses for the
                                           Assistant Building Official to attend Building
                                           Official- Limited education course June 24 – 27,
                                           2008 in St Paul
                                    Motion seconded by Councilor McBride and carried
                                    unanimously.

SET COMMITTEE MEETING               Motion by Councilor Eklund to set 5:00 p.m. on the
TIME                                second and fourth Mondays of every month as the regular
                                    meeting times for the Human Resources, Infrastructure
                                    and Public Works, Finance and Legislation and Economic
                                    Development Committees and the Economic
                                    Development Authority. Motion seconded by Councilor
                                    Rognerud and carried unanimously.

APPROVED FIRST READING              City Administrator Otterness stated that the ordinance
OF ORDINANCE                        makes the residency requirement for firefighters and
ESTABLISHING RESIDENCY              ambulance attendants a function of response time from the
REQUIREMENTS FOR                    station. Mayor Mason stated that the city reviewed this
EMPLOYEES                           requirement and is making the change at the request of the
                                    Rural Fire Protection Association. Motion by Councilor
                                    Eklund to approve first reading of ordinance establishing
                                    residency requirements for certain city employees.
                                    Motion seconded by Councilor McBride and carried
                                    unanimously.
APPROVED 2007 AUDIT              Dave Cronin with Miller McDonald provided the council
                                 with a copy of his firm’s audit of the 2007 fiscal year. He
                                 stated that Miller McDonald’s audit is “unqualified”
                                 which is the highest audit the city could get and that the
                                 city’s finances are good. Mayor Mason thanked all the
                                 department supervisors and administration staff for
                                 keeping the city’s finances in good order. Motion by
                                 Councilor Eklund to approve the 2007 audit. Motion
                                 seconded by Councilor McBride and carried unanimously.

APPROVED USE TAX AUDIT           City Administrator Otterness stated that the city’s
                                 payment of use tax has been audited by the Minnesota
                                 Department of Revenue for a two and one-half year
                                 period. He noted that every transaction was looked at for
                                 a single year and then estimates made for the remainder of
                                 the period and that taxes are owed as the result of vendors
                                 failing to collect sales tax on certain city purchases. He
                                 stated that the amount owned is modest in light of the
                                 number of transactions involved and that a large part of
                                 the amount owed is due to the security vendor for the
                                 airport not collecting taxes from the airport on its contract.
                                 He recommended approval of the audit with the amount
                                 due including interest equal to $30,797.34 and stated that
                                 the airport would be billed for its portion. Motion by
                                 Councilor McBride to approve execution of Consent to
                                 Change Sales and Use Tax. Motion seconded by
                                 Councilor Rognerud and carried unanimously.

APPROVED ITINERANT               Motion by Councilor McBride to approve itinerant license
LICENSE FOR CITIZENS             application for Citizens for Backus/AB. Motion seconded
FOR BACKUS/AB                    by Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

APPROVED HIRING OF               Motion by Councilor Rognerud to approve hiring of Jared
JARED BALDWIN AS SPARE           Baldwin as Spare Firefighter Engineer. Motion seconded
FIREFIGHTER ENGINEER             by Councilor McBride and carried unanimously.

ADOPTED RESOLUTION 25-           Motion by Councilor Eklund to adopt Resolution #25-08
08 APPROVING TEMORARY            approving temporary beer license and use of Smokey Bear
BEER LICENSE FOR MOOSE           Park Pavilion by Moose Lodge #1259 on July 27, 2008.
LODGE 1259                       Motion seconded by Councilor McBride and carried
                                 unanimously.

APPROVED PUBLICATION             Motion by Councilor Rognerud to approve publication of
OF MAYORAL                       Mayoral Proclamation in observance of Nursing
PROCLAMATION FOR                 Assistants’ Week. Motion seconded by Councilor Eklund
NURSING ASSISTANTS’              and carried unanimously.
WEEK

APPROVED PROPOSAL FOR            Motion by Councilor Eklund to approve proposal of Ron
DECORATION OF SMOKEY             Peterson to decorate Smokey Bear Park for Fourth of July
BEAR PARK                        celebration. Motion seconded by Councilor McBride and
                                 carried unanimously.

APPROVED ADVERTISING             Motion by Councilor McBride to approve KGHS white
FOR FOURTH OF JULY               advertising package for Fourth of July celebration.

APPROVED ADVERTISING             Motion by Councilor Rognerud to approve $500 for
FOR CITY BEACH BUS               advertising for City Beach bus. Motion seconded by
                                 Councilor Eklund and carried unanimously.

ADJOURNMENT
                                       ___________________________________
                                             Shawn Mason, Mayor
ATTEST:

________________________________
Rodney Otterness, City Administrator

				
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